PS4 gets Octodad: Dadliest Catch April 23

Still no update on an Xbox One version.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch will launch on the Playstation 4 on Wednesday, April 23, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.

The game, which is already available on PC, was expected to land on PS4 some time in March, but developer Young Horses announced in February that it was delaying the PS4 version for an "early April" release. April 23 isn’t that early, but at least it’s finally here.

Last we heard, Young Horses said that it was also mulling over an Xbox One version, and that it had no plans for a Wii U release. "Our word on the Xbox One version is, 'We’re thinking about it.'"

In the game, you play as an octopus pretending to be just a normal dad. You go about your day, trying to perform simple tasks, which become hilariously difficult because you control each of your tentacles independently.

GameSpot awarded the PC version of Octodad: Dadliest Catch a score of 6 in its review.

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Discussion

94 comments
pc_friendly
pc_friendly

Whatever floats your boat. Not my thing and I'm a PS4 owner. It's basically a game with crappy controls and weak graphics..."on purpose". It's like when wearing clothes backwards and inside out was "cool". 

venomviper74
venomviper74

With extra dlc in Watchdogs AND Destiny and now this. Makes me glad I got a PS4.

sdazzo
sdazzo

More novelty than game. 

stickybun
stickybun

Ha. This looks like a riot. Hopefully it comes to both consoles.

jrcast84
jrcast84

Finally Octodad is coming, i'm excited to get my PS4.

diego_corleone
diego_corleone

What a joke? I'm playing Titanfall, way better.

Indie games are for people with psychological problems.

Yaotar5
Yaotar5

i think i am going to puke 

wdma
wdma

Awesome been waiting for this since they announce it 

melante
melante

Honestly I never liked this game...

DrKill09
DrKill09

A game with the control scheme of Zero Punctuation's fake Duke Nukem Forever review...

tommynj
tommynj

Next gen at it's finest!

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Been looking forward to this ever since it was announced, it looks brilliant fun :)

I presume it'll have to be one of the games being dealt with on an "individual basis" as Microsoft says if it's going to the Xbox One? What with the whole parity clause beef.

Piris
Piris

Wii u owners get Mario kart 8 :)

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

Well you heard it here folks. Octodad has chosen the PS4. That should seal XB1's fate.

/sarcasm

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Yep. Syphon Filter: Kill Strain. Calling it now :). Makes me want to replay Syphon Filter: Omega Strain

catholic_gamer
catholic_gamer

This is the sprt of games that hit the PS4, while we get games like Titanfall on Xbox One.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

If this is the straw to break the choice of whether to pick the PS4 or the Xbox One - my sympathies to humanity.

It's like choosing an Xbox with LocoCycle as the deal breaker. While I liked it - it wasn't a reason to pick the One.

porcupeth123
porcupeth123

I'm liking comments without even reading them

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Just wait until TitanFall, guys! It'll be the One's system seller.

rad8045
rad8045

@diego_corleone Yeah over done generic first person shooters are the best games ever made, get a life toss pot.

venomviper74
venomviper74

@diego_corleone  Typical Xbot trying to make Titanfail seem like a huge hit. The game is NOT better. Titanfall is a tryhard fps shooter. Octodad is a fun game, not competitive.

syncingfeeling
syncingfeeling

@diego_corleone  if that's true, then it stands to reason that someone who dislikes indie games yet reads an article on the topic of an indie game anyway while thinking Titanfall is the epitome of gaming must have something far more severe than psychological problems :)

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

@tommynj  next gen is not just about graphics. Its also a welcoming 'PS4 anyway' for independent developers, new ideas, new gameplay, new styles, new ways to be entertained and not be fed the same crap each year over and over.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Next gen at its finest is new IP Watch Dogs in full hd 1080p. Yeah baby!

sdazzo
sdazzo

@Piris  Nice retread. How many more of those will Nintendo ship out besides making new IPs?

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

If you've played one, you've played them all. Not necessarily a bad thing, though.

stickybun
stickybun

@catholic_gamer  Yeah. I would say ONE is winning on the exclusive games front for now… but we all know what Sony studios are capable of. Lets wait and see what E3 brings from both MS and Sony. It's exciting no matter which console you own.

RevLux
RevLux

@catholic_gamer I love my XB1 but that's pretty pathetic attacking an indie game about an octopus dad because it's not Titanfall. As much as I enjoy Titanfall it's not the only game out there. You fanboys act like there is only one correct choice in gaming. As if a game could not be awesome in it's own way unless it's Titanfall (or Infamous 2nd son for you PS4 fanboys.) Both are great games but far from the only two games that are worth playing.


Even back before I could afford to get all the systems I didn't feel the need to hate on the one I didn't have just to justify my decision. You aren't "winning one for Microsoft or Sony or Nintendo or p.c. gaming everytime you make "re-donk-ulous" fanboy comments. You are actually doing quite the opposite.


The only way to truly win these pointless fanboy wars is to simply stop fighting.

Dezuria
Dezuria

@catholic_gamer That comparison is like me saying we get games like The Last of Us on PS4, and Xbox One only gets games like Fighter Within.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I play LocoCycle on my X1. Also looking forward to Soda Drinker Pro. Xbox has the best games.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I wouldn't break any straws. There is lots of soda to be drank this summer. When the former Xbox 360 turned ponies are playing The Last of Us Remastered, we get achievements from our specially marked packs of Mountain Dew. Take that, ponies!

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Me too! I swear man, Sony just copyrighted that name. It's conjecture, but doesn't it truly, honestly sound like it's gonna be Syphon Filter?! Keeping my fingers crossed.

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

@RevLux i would like to see combacks like crash bandicoot, destruction derby, jetmoto, that game with the clown sweet tooth. those where the glory sony days, not buying a ps4 until i see that former glory coming back to gaming

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

This console war has been over for quite a while. The only thing left is the sore hineys in the fallout.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

The fighting stems from boredom and a constant need for validation.

i.e. gamers will never stop fighting.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@eternal_napalm  I tried Mountain Dew once. Being in the UK, Mountain Dew isn't that far near the top of drinks to choose, and I tried it out of curiosity. It is like flavoured water with shit tonnes of sugar in it. 

I actually felt kind of sick after drinking it. Similar sort of feeling I get after drinking a Red Bull. Hateful stuff.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

It's totally gonna push X1 past PS4. Just wait, Sonyponies

RedWave247
RedWave247

@TheMudora @TERMINATOR-SSD @tommynj  It's not a PC port. It was made for PC AND PS4. This just got a late release for some reason. It was originally meant to come out at the same time as the PC release.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@eternal_napalm @rawkstar007To be fair, go back and play the original and you'll see the strengths of the new ones. They really are great games and have improved by and large over the years with some hiccups here and there

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Yeah, it's not that good. I hear it lowers sperm count, too, which explains a lot about Xboners. They love the stuff.